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Hempstock Pharms
Sep 18, 2022
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We brew an Aronia Berry Lemonade Seltzer with our water soluble delta8. I recently outsourced our brew to a copacker as we could not keep up with the demand. However, our copacker made an ingredient error on the first batch and halved our aronia juice. The Delta8 is correct and has 25mg Delta8 THC hemp derived in each can. The seltzer takes like a very lightly berry flavored seltzer water (Think White Claw). It works -- just not our specific Aronia intense flavor profile that truly represents Hempstock Pharms. Super cheap (well below copacker costs) - give me a call or text to discuss. Urgent...only available this month. Text me if interested 630-301-2010.
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Hempstock Pharms
Mar 28, 2020
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Sulcanna has launched the only registered hemp farmers cooperative in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Iowa. I'm leading the charge to signup members for the 2020 season. The more members we get, the stronger our retail and wholesale marketing effort can be, allowing members to tap into retail price points (which have been holding pretty darn well for CBD finished goods). Check out our Cooperative at www.sulcanna.com/cooperative and if you have questions about launching a CBD farm-to-label/table business, I'm happy to help. Turtle Creek Farms (out of WI) recommended to me last year to buy some hemp from WI and start building my brand here in IL well before my first harvest. What a GREAT recommendation that was! I sold a ton last year and also built a fairly well, locally recognized brand (with ZERO advertising budget). I basically just went to local fairs, festivals, farmer's markets, and sold from a make-shift on farm store (open only sporadically on the weekends). That business supports 2 full time workers now! PS - All Cooperative and Incubator members get a FREE PAID membership to IL HGA!
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Hempstock Pharms
Jan 06, 2020
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Quick question for the crowd. I heard that to compare COA to COA (apples to apples) you should account for different moisture levels at testing. Here is the calculation I was provided: Step 1) 100% minus your moisture level = DRY WEIGHT % Step 2) CBDa mg/g divided by DRY WEIGHT % = ADJUSTED % Step 3) Adjusted % multiplied by .877 = TOTAL CBD% at 10% dry weight PS - (the .877 accounts for converting the cannabinoid acid (a) to the usable form of the cannabinoid -- ie what happens when you decarboxylate the cannabis. For my attached COA I get the following: Step 1) 100% - 17.9% = 82.1% Step 2) CBDa 146.14 mg/g divided by 82.1% = 178 mg/g Step 3) 178 mg/g multiplied by .877 = 156.1 or 15.6% TOTAL CBD at 10% dry weight Also -- if you want to get total cannabinoids you would do the same calculations on all reported cannabinoids including THCa. For my COA attached that would mean the following: Step 1) 100% - 17.9% = 82.1% Step 2) 156.81 mg/g Cannabinoids / 82.1% = 191 Cannabinoids Step 3) Decarb conversion == 191 * .877 = 167.507 or 16.75% total Cannabinoids So with these calculations in mind, I get the following: 12.82% Total CBD at 17.9% moisture versus 16.75% Total CBD at 10% moisture. This is a huge difference if moisture levels impact the measurement of total CBD. I just want to double confirm this calculation as I would like to make a post about it on my site and explain to customers that if they are comparing COA to COA they need to nominalize the moisture levels so that they are comparing total CBD percentages on equal footing. Comments? Thoughts? Corrections?
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Hempstock Pharms
Jan 06, 2020
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I have a few farmers who are looking to buy from 500-1000 seeds or clones for the 2020 growing season. We are willing to form a cooperative so we can get better pricing on seeds or clones. I am open to hearing people's ideas or joining in on a group buy. If you are a seller FROM ILLINOIS contact me. If you are a buyer/grower and want to join a cooperative, please contact me. Also, if you have an idea of the specific genetic you want to acquire please post that here as well. I personally am pretty much set for 2020, but am trying to help a couple other farmers out and am willing to get another 500-1000 seeds just to mix up my genetics this year. FEMINIZED SEED/CLONE ONLY. Thanks!
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Hempstock Pharms
Sep 18, 2019
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We are growing Cherry Blossom from Blue Forest Farms. Had one plant show one stalk that began showing seeds. Here's an article on what to do with Hermaphrodite Hemp plants. https://www.spliffseeds.nl/what-to-do-with-a-hermaphrodite-cannabis-plant/ - We just clipped that one branch and are watching the plant very closely. It may be that it was a hermaphrodite due to stress, cross-pollination from nearby non-feminized hemp, or we may be pushing our flowering stage too long into the end of the season. We get our test back tomorrow or the next day and should be able to decide if we need to harvest sooner. Right now we are planning for an Oct 12th harvest.
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Hempstock Pharms
Sep 18, 2019
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www.copecbd.com -- Has anyone heard of this seed company or dealt with them?
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Hempstock Pharms
Sep 18, 2019
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See a lot of folks on here thinking about getting into hemp. If so, sign up at your nearest Illinois Small Business Development Center. They provide no-cost consulting. I am a grower and processor but also the Director of the IL SBDC in Dixon, IL. In my SBDC role, I provide no-cost startup consulting for farms looking to get into growing hemp and any small businesses looking to enter the CBD space in some way. If you want my advising help at no-cost, just sign up at our center via this website: www.sauksbdc.com
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Hempstock Pharms
Jul 15, 2019
Hemp Summit - THIS THURSDAY! content media
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Hempstock Pharms
Jul 15, 2019
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The grow is coming along well. We finished installing our drip irrigation system and have bugs under control just using soapy water spray. Still have some growing gang busters and others that seem weeks behind. I'm planning for harvest last week of September which is like week 17-18 for me. Will start testing week 15-16 and harvest earlier if THC starts climbing. What are you guys doing for flower harvest plans?
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Hempstock Pharms
Jul 02, 2019
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I'm posting a few pics of my grow. I am growing Cherry Blossom from Blue Forest Farms out of CO. You can see from one pic that I used the post hole (no till) method for my grow. I am getting wierd results in that plants right next to each other are growing at radically different rates. Also am having some kind of bug invastion (not dramatic, but persistent) and am using soap water spray to try to knock that out. Finally, a few of my plants are turning a bit yellow. Not sure what they need -- water and nutrients are same shared all around. And finally, maybe about 20-25% are super nice, growing great with beautiful stem health/thickness and lots of branches. Kind of fun learning about all this.
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Hempstock Pharms
Jun 30, 2019
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Does anyone have a lead on testing equipment or mail in test source?
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Hempstock Pharms
Jun 26, 2019
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https://www.sauksbdc.com/events-1/hemp-processors-derivative-manufacturers-summit
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Hempstock Pharms
Jun 26, 2019
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I got banned from Facebook and Instagram from all my business and personal pages. The policy is you get banned for 7 days and then if you violate policy again you get banned for 30 days and if again, for life. I am in the 30 day ban but didn't do ANYTHING between my first post and the second ban. The second 30 day ban just kicked in automatically. I can't even take my company page down while under the ban and can't respond to any messenger requests or messages. I can't even respond to Facebook help desk via messenger. Read this article and BE CAREFUL! We need our Ag Dept to also draft a letter to Facebook. https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/1/7/18172750/cbd-hemp-business-page-facebook
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Hempstock Pharms
May 28, 2019
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Does anyone have resources for reasonable testing prices? I found the following and am wondering if anyone wants to go in on purchasing a larger package together. Maybe you want to run 5 tests leading up to harvest, I want to run 10, someone else wants to run 5, whatever...we can buy a package and split per unit costs. stacy@hempstockpharms.com https://wisconsinhempscientific.com/pages/potency-testing
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